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LTTELiberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Sri Lanka militant group)
LTTELetter to the Editor
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The suicide attacks by the LTTE using child soldiers and other combatants under the direct orders of the leader of the LTTE, Velupillai Prabhakaran or any persons acting on his behalf, and the culpability for such actions under international humanitarian law or international human rights law.
In May 2009, the Sri Lankan military defeated the LTTE or Tamil Tigers and ended a nearly two-decade-long civil war in the island.
The LTTE is the main insurgent group representing the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka.
The LTTE - listed as a terrorist organisation by 32 countries including Britain - have been fighting the Sri Lankan government since the 1970s for an independent state of Tamil.
In spite of a growing body of testimony--too many gifts have described the training sessions, so their existence can't be denied--the LTTE still denies that their child-recruitment strategy includes weapons training and the solicitation of suicide bombers.
While a section of LTTE sympathisers still prefer to be in a denial mode over Prabhakaran's death, others want a clean break with the past and move forward.
The government has been holding many Tamils for alleged involvement in the LTTE without providing them basic rights due under Sri Lankan and international law.
Diplomats and intelligence operatives said on condition of anonymity that it appears that a group within the LTTE was seeking to take control of the enormous monetary and resources amassed by the LTTE over the years and mobilize the goodwill of Sri Lankan Tamils living overseas, mainly in Western Europe and North America, to continue to support the organization.
Sri Lanka has urged foreign governments to help arrest Pathmanathan and other LTTE operatives working abroad.
Mr Laidlaw QC, prosecuting, told the jury that the defendants, all Tamils from Sri Lanka, were supporters of the LTTE, with Shanthan a fully-fledged member of the group.
The LTTE called non-LTTE Tamil organisations and political parties before 2000 "traitors", and the leaders of those organisations and parties were hunted.
An Ofcom investigation into IBC's broadcast the day before Heroes' Day 2007 found that, "parts of the programme included content that could be perceived as either encouraging or inviting support for the LTTE.